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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 18, 2012 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

My hubby has some giant tome called "Life and Fate" by Vassily Grossman, if I'm recalling correctly? Does not look appealing to me.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2012 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

You are correct, ringolevio. It's the War and Peace of Stalingrad; Grossman was a correspondent during the war.

No worries, your husband and I are probably in the minority.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 18, 2012 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

Oh yeah, that's it ... he's always on about the battle of Stalingrad.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 18, 2012 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

Hmmm, this is just what MY wife says all the time; how long? Er, meaning, has this been true for yrs and yrs? Not that it matters, just curious.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 18, 2012 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

You mean how long has my husband been obsessed with the battle of Stalingrad? Forever, far longer than I've known him. I don't even know. Of course, if you recall because of his own father, he's obsessed with anything to do with WWII.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 18, 2012 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the UCSC exhibit opens on June 29th

Well, it was a very important battle, and as discussed here at the Forum so many yrs ago, along with the Battle of Britain, a real turning pt (just as Midway was); the beg of end on the E Front.

That said, most US/Brit/French historians overlook the significance of it, and many here in the states still spout the party line that WWII was won with US $ and USSR bodies; there is something to that, but my view has alway been that as a result of Stalingrad, decided prior to any real impact of US resources, the war in Europe was over...all downhill thereafter.

Anyhoo, v cool that he's in the know...

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